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Author Gruesser, John Cullen, 1959- author.

Title Edgar Allan Poe and his nineteenth-century American counterparts / John Cullen Gruesser.

Published New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  818.309 POE/ GRUE    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 08-03-2019.
Physical description 173 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Dreams and mystifications of Poe -- Poor Edgar's almanac : E.A. Poe's money woes -- Outside looking in : Poe and New York City -- Eddy P., the scrivener : biography and autobiography in Herman Melville's "Story of Wall-street" -- Character rivalry, authorial sleight-of-hand, and generic fluidity in the Dupin trilogy -- Varieties of detection in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter, Walt Whitman's Life and adventures of Jack Engle, Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, and Mark Twain's "The stolen white elephant" -- Madness, mystification, and "average racism" in "The gold-bug," E.D.E.N. Southworth's The hidden hand, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the life of a slave girl, and Pauline Hopkins's Hagar's daughter -- Coda. "A crime of dark dye" : misreading Poe's criticism.
Summary "Situates Poe within, and reads his texts in relation to, the economic, literary, and racial milieu of the antebellum United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Variant Title Edgar Allan Poe and his 19th-century American counterparts.
ISBN 9781501334528 (hardcover)
1501334522 (hardcover)
9781501334559 (electronic book)
9781501334535 (electronic book)